Cookies & Candy

Double Chocolate-Cherry Cookies

Summary

Yield
24 Cookies
SourcePatty Landis (2003)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time16 minutes
Total time46 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
butter, softened
1 1⁄3 c
sugar
2⁄3 c
packed brown sugar
1 t
baking soda
1⁄2 t
salt
2
eggs
1 1⁄2 t
vanilla
3 c
flour
2 c
dried tart cherries
1 1⁄2 c
semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1 c
white baking pieces

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325°. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add sugars, baking soda and salt. Beat until combined. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until mixture is smooth. Using the mixer, beat in as much of the flour as you can. Stir in remaining flour by hand. Stir in cherries, nuts, chocolate pieces and white baking pieces (dough will be stiff). Drop from rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 14 to 16 minutes, or until golden. 

Cherry Danish Cookies

Summary

Yield
80 Cookies (2-inches)
SourceAnn Marie D'Andrea (1992)
Prep time4 hours, 30 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time4 hours, 45 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄8 c
margarine
6 oz
cream cheese
3 1⁄4 c
all-purpose flour
3⁄4 c
powdered sugar (plus some for sprinkling on top)
6 T
light cream
 
Cherry preserves

Instructions

Beat together margarine and cream cheese until well blended. Add flour, 3/4 cup powdered sugar and cream; mix on low until well blended. Wrap dough in waxed paper and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours. Roll out dough onto floured waxed paper to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into shapes and place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Make an indentation in center of each cookie and fill with preserves. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes, or until very, very lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks and cool completely. Store between waxed paper sheets in tightly sealed container. Just before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Yield: 80 (2-inch) cookies. 

Holiday Brownies

Summary

Yield
20 Brownies
SourceAnne Scott (1988)
Prep time45 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

1 pk
Betty Crocker brownie mix with Hershey's syrup
1 c
chocolate chips
1 c
miniature marshmallows
1 cn
Betty Cracker white sour cream frosting (discontinued product)
10
pretty pecan halves
10
maraschino cherries

Instructions

Mix brownies according to package directions and bake. Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows and chocolate chips over the brownies, pressing in slightly. Place in freezer for 15 minutes. Remove and cover with plastic wrap. Let cool for 2 hours and then frost with canned frosting. Score into 20 pieces and decorate each piece with a pecan half or with a cherry half. 

Boiled Cookies

Summary

Yield
24 Cookies
SourceRuth Browning (1981)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time40 minutes

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1⁄2 c
milk
4 T
cocoa
1⁄4 lb
oleo
3 c
quick-rolled oats
1 c
peanut butter (or)
1⁄2 c
coconut (and/or)
1⁄4 c
nuts
1⁄2 c
raisins

Instructions

Boil sugar, milk, cocoa and oleo for 1 minute, no longer. Set pan off stove and add oats, and your choice of peanut butter or coconut, and/or nuts and raisins Drop on wax paper or tinfoil by teaspoons and let cool. Store in cool place. 

Oatmeal Drop Cookies

Summary

Yield
60 Cookies
SourceLeslie Massey (1985)
Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time30 minutes

Ingredients

1⁄2 c
shortening (can also use butter or margarine)
1 1⁄4 c
sugar
2
eggs
6 T
molasses (can also substitute maple syrup)
1 3⁄4 c
sifted flour
1 t
soda
1 t
salt
1 1⁄2 t
cinnamon
1⁄2 t
nutmeg
1⁄4 t
ginger
1⁄4 t
allspice
2 c
rolled oats
1⁄2 c
chopped nuts (pecans taste best)
1 c
raisins

Instructions

Soak raisins in very hot water to plump them up. Mix together shortening, sugar, eggs and molasses. Sift together sifted flour, soda, salt and other spices. Stir into liquid ingredients. Drain raisins. Stir in oats, nuts and raisins. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly brown. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.  

Notes

These cookies are very thin, lacy-looking and chewy.

Glazed Fresh Apple Cookies

Summary

Yield
36 Cookies
SourcePat Wheeler (1988)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time14 minutes
Total time44 minutes

Ingredients

1 1⁄3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1⁄2 c
shortening
1
egg, unbeaten
2 c
flour
1 t
baking soda
1⁄2 t
salt
1 t
cinnamon
1 t
cloves
1⁄2 t
nutmeg
1⁄4 c
milk
1 c
chopped nuts
1 c
apple (chopped and unpared )
1 c
raisins
1 1⁄2 c
powdered sugar (For glaze)
1 T
soft butter (For glaze)
1⁄4 t
vanilla (For glaze)
2 1⁄2 T
milk (For glaze)

Instructions

For cookie batter, cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and beat. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Then add milk, nuts, raisins and apples. Drop by tablespoons onto lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for about 14 minutes.

Glaze while still warm with icing made of powdered sugar, soft butter, vanilla and 2 1/2 tablespoons milk. 

Snickerdoodles

Summary

Yield
48 Cookies
SourceJohn Polansky (1994)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time40 minutes

Ingredients

1 c
shortening
1 1⁄2 c
sugar
2
eggs
2 3⁄4 c
flour
2 t
cream of tartar
1 t
soda
1⁄2 t
salt
3 T
sugar
3 t
cinnamon

Instructions

Cream shortening and add 1 1/2 cups sugar and eggs. Add flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Chill for 1/2 hour. Shape into golf ball-size balls. Mix cinnamon and sugar (3 tablespoons) and roll balls in it. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes. Flatten with a fork. Add more cinnamon and sugar to taste. 

Butterscotch Bars II

Summary

Yield
24 Servings
SourceRuth Kessler (1992)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour

Ingredients

1⁄4 c
butter
1 c
brown sugar
1
egg
1 t
vanilla
1⁄2 c
chopped nuts
1⁄2 c
flour
1 t
baking powder
1⁄2 t
salt
 
powdered sugar

Instructions

Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Melt butter. Add sugar, unbeaten egg, vanilla and nuts. Blend. Add 2 mixtures together. Mix well. Spread in shallow pan. Bake for 30 minutes at 350°. Cut into bars, sprinkle with powdered sugar. 

Microwave Fudge

Summary

Yield
1 Platter
SourceShera Lee Thomas (1981)
Prep time30 minutes
Cooking time5 minutes
Total time35 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb
powdered sugar
1⁄4 c
milk
1
stick margarine
2⁄3 c
chunky peanut butter
2 t
vanilla

Instructions

Place first 4 ingredients in glass mixing bowl. Do not mix. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Remove and stir in vanilla. Mix thoroughly. Spoon into buttered 8 x 8-inch dish or platter. Refrigerate for 5 minutes. 

Chocolate Mocha-Iced Brownies

Summary

Yield
12 Servings
SourceLenore Mastracci, Main Library (2006)
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time45 minutes

Ingredients

2
sticks softened butter (divided)
1 T
instant coffee
1⁄3 c
light brown sugar (packed)
1
egg
1⁄4 t
almond extract
1⁄4 c
water
1
box moist devil’s food cake mix
1 c
slivered almonds (toasted)
4 c
powdered sugar (divided)
5 1⁄2 t
instant espresso powder
1⁄2 c
chocolate syrup

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, combine a stick of butter, coffee and brown sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, almond extract, water and cake mix. Beat until smooth. Stir in almonds. Turn batter into prepared pan and smooth to the edges. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until tester comes out clean. Cool completely before icing.

For icing: in a small mixing bowl, beat remaining stick of butter with powdered sugar, adding the sugar one cup at a time, until light and fluffy. Beat in the espresso powder and chocolate syrup until smooth. Ice brownies and cut into squares.

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